Best Read [Luís Bernardo Honwana Dorothy Guedes] ë We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories || [History Book] PDF ☆

By Luís Bernardo Honwana Dorothy Guedes | Comments: ( 914 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

These short stories are all set in Mozambique.


  • Title: We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories
  • Author: Luís Bernardo Honwana Dorothy Guedes
  • ISBN: 9780435900601
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Luís Bernardo Honwana Dorothy Guedes

Lu s Bernado Honwana born 1942 is a Mozambican author.Lu s Bernardo Honwana was born Lu s Augusto Bernardo Manuel in Louren o Marques present day Maputo , Mozambique His parents, Ra l Bernardo Manuel Honwana and Naly Jeremias Nhaca, belonged to the Ronga people from Moamba, a town about 55 km northwest of Maputo In 1964 he became a militant with FRELIMO, a front that had the objective to liberate Mozambique from Portuguese colonial rule Due to his political activities he was arrested by the colonial authorities and was incarcerated for three years.He studied law in Portugal and worked for some time as a journalist He was appointed director of President s office under Samora Machel Later in 1981, he became Secretary of State for culture He served on the Executive Board of UNESCO from 1987 to 1991 and was chairman of UNESCO s Intergovernmental Committee for the World Decade for Culture and Development In 1995, he was appointed director of the newly opened UNESCO office in South Africa Since he retired from the organization in 2002, he has been active in research in the arts, history and ethno linguistics Honwana is the author of a single book, N s Mat mos o C o Tinhoso 1964 , translated into English as We Killed Mangy Dog and Other Stories, and the tale Hands of the Blacks This work has proved enormously influential and a case can be made for it being the touchstone of contemporary Mozambican narrative We Killed Mangy Dog is a collection of short stories set in the Portuguese colonial era at the turn of the sixties and is reflective of the harsh life black Mozambicans lived under the Salazar regime Several of the stories are told from the point of view of children or alienated adolescents and most feature the rich mix of races, religions and ethnicities that would later preoccupy Mozambique s most internationally celebrated writer, Mia Couto from



Comments We Killed Mangy-Dog and Other Stories

  • Felisberto

    Este é um livro que passa despercebido a um grande leque de leitores. Porém, quando olhado com mais atenção, percebe-se que em poucas e simples páginas procurou/a chamar a atenção de situações injustas, exploratórias e pobremente humanas. Desenrola-se nele uma sequência de contos interligados a um espaço, um território que precisa de ser tomado em atenção. Penso que é o despertar desta atenção que o autor procurou quando elaborou esta obra. Tudo isto através da perspectiva de [...]


  • Harry Rutherford

    This is one for the reading-around-the-world challenge. I came across it when I was browsing through my bookshelves looking for books by people with foreign-sounding names.I have actually read it before — I read it when I bought it, about 15 years ago — but it's short, so I thought I'd re-read it before ticking Mozambique off the list. I don't remember it making much impact on me then, but this time I was impressed. It's a slim (117 page) collection of vivid, fatalistic short stories, set in [...]


  • Lucinda

    This collection of short stories is full of compassionate, honest and simple voices. The prose is beautiful for its simplicity. First published in 1969, Honwana's stories present to the reader various aspects of life in a small Mozambican village. I was surprised at how subtle these stories are in their political and humanistic messages, particularly in light of their having been written during a period of great change and turmoil. The title story is absolutely heartbreaking and brilliant - wort [...]


  • Inês Montenegro

    Escritor moçambicano, Luís Bernardo Honwana nasceu em 1942, vivendo parte da sua vida ainda durante a época colonial. Em 1964 publicou “Nós Matamos o Cão-Tinhoso”, uma narrativa que compila sete contos, onde o visual domina a escrita, e a hierarquia colonial, nas suas marcas do dia-a-dia, domina as temáticas.Opinião completa em: /book/show/2


  • Miguel

    Obra verdadeiramente fundadora da literatura de Moçambique, o livro de Luís Bernardo Honwana ultrapassa a dimensão política que a inscreve na história do nacionalismo moçambicano; trata-se, mais do que isso, de uma obra de vocação universal, em que cada um dos sete contos que a compõem reflectem o essencial da condição humana, sobretudo vista do lado dos que sofrem a exploração, o racismo ou a violência social.Escrita e publicada nos anos 60, quando o autor tinha pouco mais de 20 a [...]


  • Gustavo

    O conto-título é um dos mais belos que já li em língua portuguesa.


  • Kit

    I found a handful of African Writers series books in a secondhand stall and bought the lot. This is the best of the lot.


  • Jerome Kuseh

    Underwhelming. Perhaps my lack of knowledge on colonial Mozambique affected my appreciation of the work. But I enjoyed the first story, Dina, and then it went downhill from there. The story the book takes its title from, We killed Mangy-Dog, was unnecessarily drawn out and repetitive in some places. I'm glad at least that it was a short read.


  • Alexandre Pomar

    A 1ª edição traduzida (por Dorothy Guedes, mulher de Pancho Guedes), com um desenho de Pedro Guedes reproduzido na capa. A edição original de Nós Matámos o Cão Tinhoso é de 1964, estando o autor preso e em risco de desaparecer na prisão, tendo sido editada pelo arquitecto Pancho Guedes


  • Domingos Novela

    Muito bom. Descrições espectaculares.Contos magníficos.Dramatização poética.


  • Jahlene Rose

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  • Juvenal Nkeramahame

    One of the lousiest novels I've read in all time


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